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I think these are actually those new tires that pseudo-tubular: That tube is actually integral to the tire, if I'm right.

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Liked a comment about video Purest Line: Finn Iles Riding DH Through Quebec City 8/12/2017 9:16 AM
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Now I'm not sure if he's Canadian...they never knock over garbage cans.

That aside, it was a sweet edit!

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Liked a comment about video RIDICULOUS! Brandon Semenuk Continues to Redefine Slopestyle 7/18/2017 7:21 AM
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It is unreal..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ud5T5I4XcA

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Liked a comment about video RIDICULOUS! Brandon Semenuk Continues to Redefine Slopestyle 7/18/2017 7:15 AM
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Spawns new obsessive bike park trend of building giant dirt boobies all over the mountain to scrub the nipple off the top side of.

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Liked a comment about feature Trek's 2018 Mountain Bikes Feature Shocks Unlike Anything You've Seen Before 7/13/2017 8:17 AM
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Nice one, but not exaclty a new concept.

My '94 AMP B3 had a thru-shaft shock. The shock itself was super-basic, but that was only possible because it was thru-shaft. The simplicity allowed Leitner to CNC some simple shock-parts and bolt them together as oil-filled tube, a thrushaft and a piston with a hole in it.

I guess not much R&D went into those, because performance-wise, there was nothing to write home about. But the concept of less hysteresis always made sense. Would be keen to try out, what the new thru-shafts can do.

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Liked a comment about video Tire Talk | 2017 Andorra World Cup Pit Chat 7/2/2017 10:11 AM
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and you still believe that you'll get some true information?

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Liked a comment about feature Maybe 26 Ain't Dead. Is Laurie Greenland Being Serious? 6/30/2017 8:11 AM
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Greenland is about the size of the kid with the boomerang in roadwarrior

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Liked a comment about feature Maybe 26 Ain't Dead. Is Laurie Greenland Being Serious? 6/30/2017 8:11 AM
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I think that all mountain bikers should look at wheel size, like golf clubs. There is now good match for different track conditions & fetures.
Super Ruff 29
Middle ground 27
Super tight and technical 26
Wheal radious will gain benefit based in the trail conditions & features.
just need a bike cadey now..
Sir your 26R

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Liked a comment about video Kirt Voreis: Galbraith Mountain 6/16/2017 8:04 AM
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OMG pass the funky shit! Finally, some REAL music. Love the Bboys.
I love watching Kirt ride. Smooth, and he can ride anything.

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Liked a comment about video SRAM Presents: Brandon Semenuk - Simplicity 6/15/2017 7:59 PM
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I wish 'style' played a little bigger part in some of the slopestyle that goes on. Despite the banger tricks, this just looks awesome.

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Liked a comment about photo George Brannigan's Commencal Supreme DH V4 29er 6/3/2017 5:53 PM
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Those wheels with that axle path...Alex Morgan must be laughing...

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Liked a comment about news blog RESULTS: Rachel Atherton and Greg Minnaar Qualify Fastest at Fort William 6/3/2017 2:53 PM
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Eliot!

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Liked a comment about video DH Destruction - Vital RAW - Fort William Saturday 6/3/2017 2:50 PM
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Woods section looks properly f*cked. Race is gonna be won & lost there, IMHO (irrespective of wheel size).

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Liked a comment about video Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 8:52 PM
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Thank you Sven for asking all the right questions.

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Liked a comment about video Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 8:51 PM
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You sound hypocritical Loic. You're OK with the suspension constantly improving, OK with carbon prototype everything, OK with an increase from 26 to 27.5, OK with the heaps of technology that keep air inside your tires despite what you do to them, but this is a bridge too far?

You get to feel however you want, and you get to race whatever you want. You just don't elucidate good rationale for your decisions.

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I am just going to go out there on a limb and say i hate that the term "playful" is an attribute bikes are measured by.

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I disagree with the comments about the tracks changing the bikes. The new bikes will still be faster on the old tighter tracks just like in F1 where the new cars are faster around Monaco even though it is the epitome of old school. If we really want instability, let's mandate steep angles, short wheel bases and no more than 4" of travel. That will make the riders get really loose.

At the end of the day WCDH is a show and marketing tool. The faster the bikes go the more entertaining the show. You can't stop progression through regulation or you end up with consumer product faster than factory products.

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Liked a comment about video Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 8:47 PM
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Just picking up on the point about speed. Are 29ers really going to be more dangerous? Take fort william for example - a generous estimate may be that these new 29ers are maybe 3-4 seconds faster over the entire track if you're lucky. What that comes down to in actual speed on track is, therefore, not actually that much. If you fall off at 30mph or 30.5mph, I would doubt the outcomes are going to be drastically different. Sure, speed is a factor, but there are many other things that can cause injury, even with a low speed crash. Rocks, roots, trees, (spectators), twisting motions or sudden changes in direction can play as an important, if not more important part in injury IMO. Also, from what the riders are saying, 29ers seem more stable and permit more control in rough sections.

While I mostly disagree with Loic, I admire him for speaking out on a subject he obviously feels strongly about, especially when there seems such a push to accept 29ers as a new standard in DH. I think its important to be listening to both sides of the argument, whether or not you agree with everything that is being said. Ignoring the riders, who make DH what it is, would be a mistake.

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I'm having trouble with the argument that bigger wheels somehow offer too much control or stability, coming from a team that spends such a significant amount of effort suspension testing with a dedicated telemetry bike in practice, with the goal of achieving better stability and control. And what if the bigger wheels are faster? It's not like they ride themselves down the track. That extra speed will still need to be controlled in addition to the steep price to pay for mistakes that scrub momentum as the bigger wheels do not accelerate as quickly. I'm not sure I'd agree that making it a bit easier for the bike to go faster suddenly makes riding fast easier, though I will certainly agree that the tracks are in significant need of improvement.

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Hahaha. I do. But I don't nearly look as concerned as Greg does when I do...

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